March 5, 2024

St. Patricks Day Rainbow Scarf

I've been wanting to create a St. Patrick's Day themed scarf for a while now, and I'm pleased to say that I finally got around to making one! I was inspired to go ahead and create this scarf when I saw that the theme for this month's Sustainable Craft Challenge is RAINBOW. I decided to crochet a scarf where one half is in rainbow colors and the other half is green. I knew I wanted a pot of gold and a lepruchan. To create this scarf, I followed the Fall Gnome Scarf pattern by Heidi Yates/Snappy Tots and made some modifications. This pattern is so fun and can be made with a variety of color combinations. 

emerald green yarn
black yarn
red yarn
orange yarn
yellow yarn
blue yarn
purple yarn

So.... I have a crochet project that I started in 2016 (I think), and I never finished it. Since it's been so many years, I feel like I'm never going to finish this blanket project. I have completely lost interest in it. So I decided to take the balls of yarn I wound for this blanekt project, and I used them to create this scarf.

I started by taking folowing the Fall Gnome Scarf pattern and crocheting with the emerald green yarn for about 20 inches using a 4.5mm crochet hook.  While I took a minute to decide which colors I wanted to include in the rainbow side of the scarf, I went ahead and crocheted the pot of gold by following the pattern for the pot of gold that's a part of the St. Patrick's Day Wreath pattern by Highland Hickory Designs.

I decided to crochet the rainbow section with the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Each color is seperated by a couple rows of black. After finishing the colorful half of the scarf, I crocheted a few gold coins using the pattern in the St. Patrick's Day Wreath pattern.

Since the pattern I'm using for this scarf is for a gnome scarf, I crocheted a nose for the gnome/leprechaun with Caron Simply Soft Light Country Peach yarn.  I like to save yarn scraps and use them for stuffing small projects instead of throwing them away. So for this project, I stuffed the nose with yarn tails that I clipped after weaving in ends from the other parts of the scarf. 

Then I crocheted some shamrocks (the pattern is also from the St. Patrick's Day Wreath pattern) and I created a hat brim that looks like a lepruchan hat. 

Next, I added a beard using the orange yarn, and I sewed on the hat brim. I definitely had to trim the beard.

I attached the pot to the other end of the scarf and added a shamrock to it.

Fianlly, I put the gold in the pot and added shamrocks to the green half of the scarf.

The scarf is complete! This scarf is approximately 65 inches long and 4½ inches wide. 

This scarf was so much fun to make, and I also have a few more ideas for other St. Patrick's Day scarves, but since it is already March, I may save those ideas for next year. ☘

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Scarf, which I'm sharing for the March Sustainable Craft Challenge Blog Hop! The purpose of the Sustainable Craft Challenge Blog Hop (hosted by Julie @ Sum of Their Stories) is to create a sustainable/eco-friendly craft project. This month's theme is RAINBOW, and since St. Patrick's Day is this month, I couldn't resiste creating a St. Patrick's Day themed scarf.  I created this fun and unique scarf with yarn I already had in my stash. Crochet is considered slow fashion, which is more sustainable/eco-friendly than fast fashion. Anyhoo, I hope you'll visit the other participant's eco-friendly Rainbow creations below! ↓

 Sum of their Stories  | Paper Rainbow Ring Binder
 Christine's Crafts | Easy Rainbow Brooches
Sew Crafty Crochet | St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Scarf
Our Good Life | Easy Rainbow Hearts Tote
Mimi - A Great Name for Grandma | Upcycled Tin Can Planters


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  1. This looks amazing. I love all the details that you added. Plus, I would never have thought to use one pattern for half a scarf and a different one for the other half. But it works amazingly well!

  2. As usual, I absolutely adore your work. This scarf is the cutest thing. I'd be so proud to wear this on St. Patrick's Day! And I have a wee bit of the Irish in me, too, so that's saying something!

  3. Oh wow, T'onna! You always manage to come up with the most unique and creative ways to crochet! What a cool idea to crochet half of your scarf for St. Paddy's Day and the other half, a rainbow ending in a pot of gold! Just perfect!

  4. This is a beauty, to be sure! I love all the details, right down to the little shamrock on the pot of gold. Fabulous! The black yarn between the colourful rainbow stripes really makes the colours pop too which is lovely.

  5. You always do such high quality crochet projects....and while it is hard to pick....I think this may be my favorite! LOVE this St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Scarf!

  6. Goodness, your rainbow scarf looks fabulous! Who wouldn't be proud to wear that for St. Paddy's day. It's a five-star project!